What Pisses Me Off: Giving in at 60 153

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I have a score to settle with women my age – BABY BOOMERS.

Why do you give in to this stage of your life? It makes me pissed off. Why do you become a shadow of the person that we were 10, 20 years ago?

Why do we take the middle path and stay safe? And not keep challenging the smart sassy woman inside? I like to think of actresses who have defied ageism and are seen in strong substantial roles. Women who have been determined to keep moving ahead in their careers, regardless. And yes it can be tough in an industry that loves and adores youth.

There can and are always health, wealth, financial, personal challenges. We don’t get to this stage of our life without a few hiccups, and the proof is in how we manage to rebound again. I see so many programs that belittle intelligent women with words like “reclaim your life”, “bound back into life”. It just looks staged and Pollyannaish. I am getting tired of seeing women promoting their products, and programs that are mid level. Where are the programs and products for the thinking woman, we don’t lose a part of our brain or body when we hit 50.

Call me reactionary but I believe that as we age we need to stand up for ourself. Embrace and be proud of our knowledge our life experience and more, we are vital inspiring women, yet many just seem to lose sense of self belief and become safe joining groups of safe like minded souls. How about bringing all our personal and professional life experiences into the Wonder Woman avatar?

What would she look like in your life now?

Sally Arnold

  1. I am 62 and have had a hell of a battle getting to this age…I get knocked down,I get back up again…. has been my mantra my entire life,and hopefully one day I will get to the point I can kick back and do nothing and when I do I am going to get fat and lazy.

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    • I’ve just reached the tender young age of 66 Christine, and I’m with YOU… ALL the WAY!! 😉 =D

    • I’t seems the older you get the more invisible you get, and when you start to make noise or make a point and get the courage to assert yourself, you are regarded as a cranky old woman. My experience in the last few years and I am 64.

  2. Totally agree with the writer. I’m 65 hubby is 68 and busy as hell, part time jobs, carers, and have a full life. We take care of ourselves with diet, we walk each day. We get aches and pains but we don’t let that stop us.
    We are better off than a lot of people and are grateful for that. Life is too short we enjoy every day we have on this earth.
    Sadly we know people 10 years younger who look and act 10 years older due to life style choices

  3. I dont see why you are pissed off! What others do is their business! Having said this,’I am laughing at myself because my very close friend says exactly what you are saying, looks fantastic with bright cherry-red hair, then tells spme random stranger in a shop how she is SO old!

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    • Agree. If you want to work then do so. I am 62 work fulltime and am looking forwTd to retirement when I can please myself what I do with my time

  4. I have given in…..sort of…..tired of fighting……stood up for myself workwise……bullied by younger and confident……cared and worried about kids…. then their kids……fixed mistakes…..paid out helped out minded and housed school age grandkids….shared my home…..food and time….over it.. .renovating now and planning a holuday with my lhysband….get list anyone who needs apuece if me

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    • You haven’t given. You are just restructuring your life around things you want to do for a change. Holiday sounds a great idea. Time to do things for yourself. Have a great time

    • Heather you sound like me a bit tired, had a very full life n still ongoing with family issues n sick grand kids so sometimes u need to slow down just to catch yr breath! I’m in my 50’s hopefully by the time I reach 60 I will be recharged n ready to get back to full steam ahead. I’m a bit wiser now n choose not to get stressed n pissed off about things

    • Heather …you haven’t given in…you just need a rest and a holiday is a great start …very good luck to you..

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